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Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site

About

Bureau of Land Management

Hartman Rocks is a popular mountain bike area just a few miles southwest of Gunnison, Colorado, providing a true backyard to backcountry riding experience. Trails within this system provide a range of opportunities for all skill levels. There are plenty of natural technical slickrock features intermixed with traditional single track trails and natural surface roads. All trails, except a few serious downhill trails, provide for two way traffic creating a new experience each time you ride. Views at Hartman Rocks are spectacular especially during sunrise and sunset with the Gunnison Basin to the North and the San Juan Mountains to the south.

Roads and trails are closed south of the Powerline Road from March 15-May 15 for Gunnison Sage-grouse conservation.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Hartman Rocks Trail was developed between IMBA and the Gunnison, CO, BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

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Location

Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Gunnison take Hwy 50 west. On the edge of town, before you cross the Gunnison River, turn left on the Gold Basin Road (Cty Rd. 38). Proceed around the west end of the airport runway for a total of 2.8 miles to the Hartman Rocks entrance which is marked by a sign.

Coordinates

38.5038323224465 N
106.9518617267357 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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6 Reviews

laura S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2024

Beautiful, lots of sites, busy

Spent a night on a nice weekend in late April. Lots of sites, though had to drive around a bit to find one. No one camped in the two spots next to us, so I imagine it gets a lot noisier in the summer. Wide open spaces, cool rocks. A couple vault toilets here and there. lots of ohvs cruising around.

SiteRD10
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by laura S., April 25, 2024
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by laura S., April 25, 2024
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2023

Surface of the moon

There are lots of spots to camp and cool areas to hike, UTV and mountain bike. Not too far out of town either.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by Taylor , October 11, 2023
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by Taylor , October 11, 2023
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2023

Lots of campsites but far apart

It took a lot of driving to find a campsite open. Midweek on September 20. Not that there aren't a lot of sites, you just have to do a lot of driving. If you arrive at dusk, watch out for bikes and dirtbikes without lights.

Month of VisitOctober
Lara S.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2023

Amazing camp site, loud and busy

I love our campsite. We found a nice large flat area all to ourselves. A few people rolled in to the campsites around us and we were far away from the group sites which were loud. Everything was great and a few atvs came by before sundown. Once we went to bed, we were woken up multiple times by people flooring it past us with loud trailers. I understand that happens occasionally but it happened at least once an hour. I am glad it didn’t wake our kid but it was pretty frustrating that people weren’t more considerate coming through in the early hours.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by Lara S., July 9, 2023
Roean A.
Reviewed May. 8, 2023

Tons of really beautiful sites

I got out here around 7:30 and got the first one I could find, there’s a bunch of roads so it’s kind of a pick your own adventure deal. ended up about 200 yards from the next site but that didn’t bother me. Gorgeous views of Gunnison! Bathrooms and trash cans at the entrance, if you come in by the airport it’s a steep bumpy road, high clearance recommended.

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by Roean A., May 8, 2023
  • Review photo of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site by Roean A., May 8, 2023
Megan  E.
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2021

Unique and basic

Dispersed camping with designated sites off dirt roads. Perfect place to rock climb, hike or dirt bike or ATV.

Month of VisitNovember
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the elevation of Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site?

Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site is located at 7933 feet.

Are fires allowed at Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Hartman’s Rocks Dispersed Site?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is available.